The Kiuwan measuring and analysis tool aimed at mobile application developers has been updated with support for Objective-C and other demanded programming languages such as JCL and Transact-SQL.
New trends for all Kiuwan metrics and indicators join the ability to import customers' existing rule sets for popular open source static analysis tools such as PMD, Checkstyle, or FindBugs.
Measure the Quality of Mobile Applications
"The benefit static analysis brings to mobile application development is that developers can find potential defects in the early stages of the development lifecycle, helping reduce the cost and assure better applications in such a competitive market," said Jesus Martin, CEO of Optimtyh Software, owners of Kiuwan. Kiuwan already supports the Android framework.
With this new release, Kiuwan adds support for Objective-C, the language used to develop applications for the other main mobile platform, iOS.
The Kiuwan December means that programmers import existing rule sets for the popular open source standalone static analysis tools, PMD, Checkstyle, and FindBugs. This feature allows you have your currently scattered rules in the centralized Kiuwan rule library available for all the members of your development team.
"You can easily include them in your quality models, categorize them by software characteristic affected (Efficiency, Maintainability, Reliability, Portability or Security), and assign them a priority and a difficulty to repair to know the effort needed to fix the defects found based on these rules," said Martín.
Kiuwan's December release also adds a new notification system, which will alert users of new available rules and features, and new trend indicators that will help users see immediately if they are improving their metrics and indicators with every new analysis.